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Faith in Fate

July 18, 2018 6:25pm | Derin Kutlay

It wasn't Britain's fault Neither your ancestors' nor yours It was how it all started, with fire And how it will all end in ice Not in the two poles but in our hearts. How we would die alone, a prophecy foretold How Anne would die violently, how Henry wouldn't remain victorious Told before Samuel met Lilith, Adam met Eve Now that you aren't here anymore, God stands beside your bed With luck and charm clear in the corner Wiping tears from laughter as the other's plan…


July 19, 2017 6:11pm | Jenny Pan

As I was meandering in the garden, I saw a flower it immediately caught my attention. Never had I seen such a thing so glorious, golden, good natured Its strong, substantial stem supports itself standing like a warrior in the wind. The petals are soft and vigorous at the same time; while the surface is silky and smooth, the colors are vibrant and vivacious So delicate was the flower that I had to pause at its presence for a brief thought; Should I pick it to be used as a decoration? Or …


July 19, 2017 4:33pm | Blane Zhu

I meet your eyes That I can’t see And somehow I wonder What those unseen eyes Are seeing right now.   Is it the sky, shining clouds Or the ground, vacant holes?   Is it heaven, cherubs gushing with gold Or the dirt above the arid, barren soil?   Is it the reflection of myself, standing upon your gaze Or the rich gifts of manmade prosperity, burning with craze?   Is it the distant past, the glory and honor of history? Is it the faraway future, the dreams and …

The Mad Man Soliloquy

July 19, 2017 4:31pm | Blane Zhu

What do you think? Is this good? No, I think that one’s better... But what do you think? Is this one better? Because if this one’s better, we’ll take this one. Okay, then.   What do you think? Am I doing this right? I think I’m doing this right, right? Wrong. You’re doing this right. So I’ll do what you’re doing. Okay, then.   What do you think? Are you happy? It seems like you are, but are you?   C’mon. But if you say you’re happy, then …

It’s Super Cold

July 12, 2017 9:00pm | Malcolm John

It’s super cold The land is blanketed in snow both new and old A temperature only a few creatures can stand Brought by old man winter and his rockin band The beat of hail falling from the sky brings dents to the icy floors While the whistling wind flies free without barriers or doors And when the cold hearted man sings his words The land becomes unfit for even the most winter hardened bears and birds His songs are soundless But they are far from dangerless The lyrics are seen throug…

A Binding Binder

July 12, 2017 8:58pm | Smaiyl Makyshov

A binding binder Well, may you ask, What a binder can do? It can bind. But what is that action, the monosyllabic verb, - to bind? To bind is to tie or fasten something tightly, Like tying your shoes tightly, Or fastening your seat belts tightly; To bind is also to cohere or cause to cohere in a single mass, Like when you have a coherent group of people forming a team, Or you are a coach of that team that causes that group of people, To cohere, to bind, But a binder can do much more. …